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October 01, 2015

Nearby bed-and-breakfasts for your next weekend escape

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Enjoy breakfast in bed in the Tudor Room at Hamanassett.

You don't have to go far for an enjoyable getaway. 

Sometimes you just need somewhere to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle, even if only for a weekend.

Check out these nearby bed-and-breakfasts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for your next staycation. 

Swiss Woods Bed & Breakfast – Lititz 

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Swiss Woods Bed & Breakfast in Lititz, Pa. (Swiss Woods Bed & Breakfast/Facebook)
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The Wilhelm Tell room at Swiss Woods. (Swiss Woods Bed & Breakfast/Facebook)

Located less than two hours from Philadelphia, Swiss Woods Bed & Breakfast in Lititz, Pa., offers visitors a number of activities to enjoy. Hiking, biking and bird watching enthusiasts will have plenty to do nearby, and The Wolf Sanctuary of Pennsylvania is a short mile away. Lititz was voted the coolest town in America in 2013

Chimney Hill Estate Inn – Lambertville

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Chimney Hill Estate Inn in Lambertville, N.J. (Chimney Hill Estate Inn/Facebook)
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Barn Suite 1 at Chimney Hill Estate Inn. (Chimney Hill Estate Inn/Facebook)

Built in 1820, Chimney Hill Estate Inn in Lambertville, N.J., is located just an hour from Philadelphia. The bed-and-breakfast is only a half-mile from the art- and antique-filled town of Lambertville and the neighboring town of New Hope, Pa. Guests can enjoy views of the Delaware River and visit the Alpaca farm.

The Southern Mansion – Cape May

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The Southern Mansion in Cape May, N.J. (Southern Mansion/Facebook)
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Room 8 at The Southern Mansion in Cape May. (Southern Mansion/Facebook)

The Southern Mansion is a luxurious bed-and-breakfast in Cape May. The building rests on one-and-a-half acres of award-winning gardens in Cape May’s historic district. It is a short walk from a number of shops and restaurants in South Jersey. Willow Creek Winery is also nearby. 

The Hurst House Bed and Breakfast – Ephrata

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The Hurst House Bed and Breakfast exterior in Ephrata, Pa. (Dave Hanson/Hanson Web Design)
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A room at the Hurst House Bed and Breakfast in Ephrata, Pa. (Dave Hanson/Hanson Web Design)

Located in the heart of Lancaster County, The Hurst House Bed and Breakfast offers guests stunning views of the Ephrata countryside. This elegant Victorian mansion is located on top of the Katce Boucle (Cat’s Back Hill) and features five distinctively decorated rooms

Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast – Chester Heights

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Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania. (Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast/Facebook)
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Enjoy breakfast in bed in the Tudor Room at Hamanassett. (Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast/Facebook)

Less than one hour from Philadelphia, Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast in Chester Heights is located in the Brandywine Valley. It is close to popular attractions like Longwood Gardens, Winterthur Museum and the Brandywine River Museum. Visitors can also tour the family-operated vineyards and wineries on the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail.

The five bed-and-breakfasts above only scratch the surface of great staycation spots in the area. Do you have a favorite we missed? Tell us in the comments.

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